Both political parties are becoming less moderate. This presents great dangers in governance as the extreme pendulum swings left and right creating chaos and irrational anger. If we can’t curtail the extremes we can perfect the system to make it less prone to being manipulated.
Human population carrying capacity is a term that roughly means the maximum number of individuals that can survive at a specified level of consumption on a specified area of land for a long, if not indefinite, period of time. For decades the United States carrying capacity was considered to be about 200 million humans.Of course […]
I think that I have less streaming TV content than the average American, yet vastly more than I had a year ago. I have noticed that with my expanded selection of streamed on demand content, I have a harder time finding something that engages me more than a few minutes or one episode. I find much […]
One often hears the phrase ‘old soul’ used to describe a younger person with seeming wisdom and emotional maturity beyond their years. New Agers and mystical belief inclined folks hint that maybe said young person is a reincarnation of someone older, a reincarnation in which the wisdom of a well lived life is somehow mystically […]
I very much appreciate the concept of reducing the national debt. However, cutting taxes but not spending does not reduce the national debt anymore than reducing your credit card burden by just ceasing to pay the bill reduces your debt. Similarly getting new credit cards or higher credit limits does not reduce your debt. Unfortunately […]
This whole federation of semi independent states concept, best illustrated originally by the United States is just one way to evolve a world with some seeming common purpose and absent open warfare. It is a clever one that doesn’t claim to cure all social ills or create mutual love of all humanity. Our ‘Founders’ didn’t […]
Here is an example of a Socratic Questioning Dialogue. It is incomplete because the two participants, one of whom was in fact me, had to return to work but I think that it is a valid, albeit long winded, civil discussion that began to probe the reasons that advocates of a minimum wage have for so […]
When I was a kid in rural North Carolina in the 60s we had a , so to speak, summer gang of boys that hung together out of boredom. The size varied from 5 to 10 but 5 was usually the minimum, the ‘quorum’ number if you will, before we did ‘the divvy up’. The […]